Afghanistan: Supporting Investigative Reporting & Civil Society
Years active: 2017-2018
To encourage a culture of constructive public debate and critical thinking in Afghanistan by developing a networked and professionalised local media sector across platforms that values in-depth reporting and promotes good governance and the rule of law.
The project will identify and work with a cadre of Afghan journalists and related NGOs to build strong nationwide local media capacity, sharing learning and expertise around the need for greater accountability. It will establish a network of peer support for trained journalists (especially women) and targeted organisations to produce high-quality and critical content supporting the related goals of building capacity in the media sector and civil society to improve governance, accountability, and rule of law.
Afghans Angry Over Telecom Charges
Customers in southern province complain that they are being treated unfairly.
Afghanistan: Child Abuse Going Unpunished
Locals turn to tribal mediation in the absence of access to formal justice processes.
Action Urged on Afghan Flooding
Huge swathes of farmland wiped out by high rainfall and snowmelt.
Historic Afghan Sites Under Threat
Ancient temples and gardens in mountainous eastern province risk being lost forever.
Afghan Women Excluded from Public Life
A lack of representation has led to a vicious circle of marginalisation.
Afghan Women Fight to Stay in Business
Calls for substantive economic and social support for those setting up their own enterprises.
Afghan Women Fight For Inheritance Rights
A combination of ignorance and willful neglect means female relatives are often excluded.
Afghanistan: Calling Time on Dangerous Driving
Initiative aims to improve chaotic conditions on often perilous routes.
The Perils of Taking an Afghan Bus
Casualty rate along major artery alarms leading bus corporation.